Frequently Asked Questions


No, for our application, we DO NOT require a supplemental data form.

For further information about the IMHS program and making an appointment to visit our office, you may contact the IMHS Program Coordinator at

We host info sessions to connect prospective applicants with the program directors.

Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) appears at many graduate school fairs around the country to share information about our program and others. Visit Meet with BGE for a list of upcoming events.

For more information about applying to the M.S. in Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences, you can visit the BGE Prospective Student FAQ.

Program Logistics

We currently do not offer a Ph.D. program. 

Currently the program starts only in the Fall semester. 

Opportunities to audit classes are limited by restrictions on class size and also by your heavy course load. Permissions from your academic advisor and course director are required. We expect students auditing classes to complete the assignments and participate in class discussions.

There are no TAships, RAships, or work-student options available in our department. However, it is possible to find TAships in undergraduate science courses on the Main Campus, although most of those positions go to Ph.D. students or to graduate students in the department affiliated with the class. Due to the rigorous curriculum of our program, such outside activities are discouraged.

Medical School, Dental School, Ph.D. and Career Preparation

The IMHS program currently does not have a formal academic linkage to the Georgetown medical school. However, many of our graduates apply and are accepted there.

We help students find a part-time volunteer lab research position on the Georgetown Main Campus or the Medical Center. These positions are unpaid. The host laboratory will receive a small amount of funding from the IMHS program to cover supplies for those students who take the IMHS Research Techniques elective course for credit.

We advise students to do research in the Spring semester and not the Fall semester, during which students should concentrate on the required science course load.

Yes, we work with many clinics that accept our students for shadowing/observing experiences. 

Yes! Students who perform research in the IMHS Research Techniques or IMHS Literature Research courses, and students who perform research as part of their Practicum, have opportunities for publication. Many students have been published in the past. 

The co-directors will be teaching courses and acting as academic advisors and mentors, and will write a joint recommendation letter. Although not the same as a committee letter, in exceptional cases the directors may request academic instructors to contribute to a recommendation letter.

The co-directors and academic support staff work with students and alumni on an individual basis to provide strong advising and support for professional school admissions and job applications.

The BGE Office of Career Strategy & Professional Development also offers career development programs, workshops and career counseling. Students can also make use of the Cawley Career Education Center on the undergraduate campus.


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Info Sessions

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Degree Plan

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